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2014-07-15 04:21:29

- Leading US-based entrepreneurs to bring business expertise and passion for cricket to reigning CPL champs DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a thrilling opening weekend for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2014, Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) has been announced as the new franchise owners of reigning Limacol CPL champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs. CMG was founded by seven best friends, who are dynamic entrepreneurs from India that are passionate about cricket. The group,...

2014-07-10 12:25:13

BAND TO PERFORM HIT ALBUM 'SOUNDSYSTEM' IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DURING 4-NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE FROM MIAMI TO JAMAICA ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum rock band 311 and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are proud to announce 311 Caribbean Cruise 2015 - Soundsystem Jamaica. The four-day festival at sea will take place aboard Norwegian Pearl, setting sail from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica from February 25 - March 1, 2015....

2014-07-07 08:22:25

WALNUT, California, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with ReSource BioEnergy, Inc. to supply Giant King Grass for its bioenergy projects in Jamaica. Giant King Grass propagation nodes were harvested from the VIASPACE nursery in California, inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture which issued a phytosanitary certificate, and were shipped to Jamaica where Giant King...

2014-07-04 23:01:59

Ticket Down has cut ticket prices for the soccer match between the Canada Men's National Soccer Team and Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto. This reputable ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation discount code "SOCCER-2014" for additional savings. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Tickets to the friendly soccer match between Canada and Jamaica on Tuesday, September 9th, are available at Ticket Down. All tickets for the game between Canada and...

2014-07-03 08:22:45

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Available NOW at Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold: This rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. "Jamerican" follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country -- Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he's sitting right...

2014-05-06 23:13:53

Air Ambulance provider EMED having an agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, one of the largest healthcare networks in the United States, will allow quick access for The Tryall Club’s guests, members and employees in need of medical care while vacationing in Jamaica. Montego Bay, Jamaica (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 EMED (EMEDICAL GLOBAL JAMAICA LTD.), the Caribbean’s premier air ambulance, ground ambulance, and medical concierge service provider, has signed a multi-year agreement with...

2014-04-24 12:26:22

New video conceived in Jamaica by Bengali A$AP Ferg, Beyonce director and cinematographer Shomi Patwary BOSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Touring with globally celebrated artist Diplo in the group Major Lazer has brought Jillionaire across the globe, and it's from this international journey that "Fresh" was born. A notable DJ and producer in his own right, Jillionaire teamed up with Swedish-via-the-Balkans artists Salvatore Ganacci and Sanjin for his anthemic debut "Fresh,"...

2014-04-02 12:36:09

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digicel Group Limited ("Digicel") today announced that it has received and accepted for purchase $546,499,000 aggregate principal amount, or 70.52%, of its outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Notes") validly tendered by 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 1, 2014 and expects to pay for tendered Notes on April 2, 2014. In addition, the Company has received consents from holders of 70.52% of the Notes as of 5:00 p.m., New...

2014-03-31 23:36:48

During every hurricane season, there is a tendency to make preparations at the very last minute. Chairman of Cool Group of companies, Joey Issa, is calling for an early start in order to protect lives and property ahead of the upcoming 2014 Atlantic weather systems. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In the midst of the 2014 pre-hurricane season (before June) Chairman of Cool Group of companies Joseph J. Issa, says Jamaicans should stop being complacent in their preparations for the annual hurricane...

2014-03-31 16:20:14

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the introduction of new scheduled non-stop air service connecting Kingston to Montego Bay, with 16 weekly flights each way. These new flights from Montego Bay to Kingston provide onward flights to Providenciales, Grand Turk, Santo Domingo and San Juan making connections across the wider Caribbean a reality. Introductory domestic fares are available from as little as US$29.00 (plus taxes)...


Latest Jamaica Reference Libraries

Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus
2012-11-07 13:49:30

The small Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is native to Southeast and South Asia, but it has been introduced into other areas. In the western area of its range, populations are sometimes known as a separate species, called the small Indian mongoose or the Indian mongoose. Its range includes the mainland area between Iraq and China and the island of Java. It can be found at elevations of up to 7,217 feet in these areas. The range in which it has been introduced includes Caribbean and...

Jamaican Rice Rat, Oryzomys antillarum
2012-07-04 11:09:29

The Jamaican rice rat (Oryzomys antillarum) is an extinct species of rodent that was once found in Jamaica. This rat is thought to have been a divergence of O. couesi, which can be found in mainland Central America. It is thought that this rat went extinct in the late 19th century due to habitat destruction and by predation and competition from introduced species like the mongoose and the brown rat. Elliott Coues noted two specimens of Oryzomys in his 1877 monograph about North American...

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2012-06-18 06:02:30

Symbol: CLMAJ Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N HI    N PR    N Synonyms:   CLJA Cladium jamaicense Crantz   CLLE Cladium leptostachyum Nees & Meyen   MAJA3 Mariscus jamaicensis (Crantz) Britton Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, NM, SC, TX, VA Classification:    ...

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2008-11-21 15:57:43

The Jamaican Boa (Epicrates subflavus), also known as the Yellow Snake, is a non-venomous species of boa native to Jamaica and the Goat Island. It is the only species in its genus and family. It is common in most limestone forests. Adults grow to an average of about 6 feet 6 inches in length. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ca. 1996). Its natural habitat is being destroyed , which forces them into inhabited areas, where they are captured and killed....

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2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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